e alexander


e alexander
  • Assistant Professor
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Biography

Dr. e alexander (they/them/theirs) is a recent graduate from The Ohio State University's Higher Education and Student Affairs program. Their professional career has combined education, human services, and racial justice work, and has given particular attention to strengths- and culture-based practices in college administration and the professoriate. e received their Master of Social Work from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in the Child and Family concentration, with an interest in community development and social policy through anti-colonial praxes. e’s current scholarship explores relationships among neocolonial subjectivity and subjection on college campuses, community cultural wealth (Yosso, 2005) in higher education, and intersectional organizational violence in academia’s operations. They engage their praxes and scholarship through a social work framework, and encourage education colleagues to do the same in support of minoritized groups. e has also trained as a scholar in advanced qualitative methods, and enjoys teaching others about liberatory practices in research design and praxeology.

e has presented their scholarship through the American Educational Research Association, the American College Personnel Association, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and local organizations. Their work is also featured in Remixed and Reimagined: Innovations in Religion, Spirituality, and (Inter)Faith in Higher Education (Myers Education Press), the International Journal of Open Education Resources, Multiracial Experiences in Higher Education: Contesting Knowledge, Honoring Voice, and Innovating Practice (Stylus), and the podcast Blacktivism in the Academy. They have forthcoming works in Radically Dreaming: Illuminating Freirean Praxis and Emerging from Dark Times (DIO Press) and Critical Pedagogy for Healing: A Soul Revival of Teaching and Learning (Bloomsbury). Last, e is the co-editor of the forthcoming book, Advancing Culturally Responsive Research and Researchers: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed-Methods (Routledge) alongside Dr. Penny Pasque. 

In their free time, e enjoys being in nature, exploring culture-informed wellness practices, cooking, the arts, volunteering, and playing games (video, board, card, and trivia).

 

Education

Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, The Ohio State University

Research

Relationships among neocolonial subjectivity and subjection on college campuses, community cultural wealth (Yosso, 2005) in higher education, and intersectional organizational violence in academia’s operations; engage their praxes and scholarship through a social work framework, and encourage education colleagues to do the same in support of minoritized groups; trained as a scholar in advanced qualitative methods, and enjoys teaching others about liberatory practices in research design and praxeology.